American Slang Style Chat Lesson


AAK – Chat Room Slang – Alive And Kicking 

AAR – Chat Room Slang – At Any Rate 

AAS – Chat Room Slang – Alive And Smiling 

ADN – Chat Room Slang – Any Day Now 

AFAIK – Chat Room Slang – As Far As I Know 

AFK – Chat Room Slang – Away From the Keyboard 

AFN – Chat Room Slang – that’s All For Now 

AOTA – Chat Room Slang – All Of The Above 

a/s/l or asl – Age/Sex/Location – (used to ask a chatter their personal information)

AV Avatar – Graphical representation (a picture) often used in chat rooms to depict a person that is in the room and chatting.



b4 – Chat Room Slang – Before 

BAK – Chat Room Slang – Back At Keyboard (I’m back) 

BBL – Chat Room Slang – Be Back Later 

BBS – Chat Room Slang – Be Back Soon 

BCNU – Chat Room Slang – I’ll Be Seeing You. 

b/f – Chat Room Slang – Boyfriend (also shown as bf, B/F, or BF) 

BEG – Chat Room Slang – Big Evil Grin 

BFN – Chat Room Slang – Bye For Now 

BR – Chat Room Slang – Best Regards 

BRB – Chat Room Slang – Be Right Back 

BRH – Chat Room Slang – Be Right Here 

BTA – Chat Room Slang – But Then Again…. 

BTW – Chat Room Slang – By The Way 



CRS – Chat Room Slang – Can’t Remember S**t 

CU – Chat Room Slang – See You – also posted as cya 

CUL8R – Chat Room Slang – See You Later 

CUOL – Chat Room Slang – See You On Line 

CYA – Chat Room Slang – See Ya 



DEGT – Chat Room Slang – Don’t Even Go There (I don’t want to talk about it) 

DIKU – Chat Room Slang – Do I Know You? 

DIS – Chat Room Slang – Did I Say 

D/L, DL, d/l, dl – Chat Room Slang – Downloading, or Download it. 

DH – Chat Room Slang – Dear Husband – Contributed by Wintechie 

DW – Chat Room Slang – Dear Wife – Contributed by Wintechie 



EG – Computer Slang – Evil Grin 

EM – Computer Slang – E-Mail 

EMA – Computer Slang – E-mail Address (example: ?ema or ema? = what is your email address) 

EOT – Computer Slang – End Of Thread (meaning end of discussion) 

ez or EZ – Computer Slang – easy 



F2F – Computer Slang – Face To Face 

FAQ – Computer Slang – Frequently Asked Question 

FITB – Computer Slang – Fill In The Blanks 

Flame – Computer Slang – to insult someone. Used when a person asks a stupid question, or says something rude to irritate the users of a chat room or message board. 

FOCL – Computer Slang – Falling Off Chair – Laughing 

Forum – Computer Slang – What todays message boards are called. Often using php as defining language to quickly write ‘real time’ messages and replies to a web site (or page) 

FUBAR – Computer Slang – “Fouled” Up Beyond All Repair / Recognition 

FUD – Computer Slang – Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt 

FWIW – Computer Slang – For What It’s Worth 

FYI – Computer Slang – For Your Information 



*G* – Giggle – Contributed by Wintechie 

GA – Computer Slang – Go Ahead 

GAL – Computer Slang – Get A Life 

g/f – Computer Slang – Girlfriend (also shown as gf, G/F, or GF) 

GFN – Computer Slang – Gone For Now 

GGOH – Computer Slang – Gotta Get Outta Here 

GMTA – Computer Slang – Great Minds Think Alike 

GR – Computer Slang – Gotta Run 

GR&D – Computer Slang – Grinning, Running, and Ducking. 

GTR – Computer Slang – Got To Run 

GTRM – Computer Slang – Going To Read Mail (leaving chat room to check email) 



*H* – Hug – Contributed by Wintechie 

H&K – Hugs and Kisses

Hack – person who breaks into software, or disrupts a chat room.

HAGD – Have A Good Day

HAGO – Have A Good One

HB – Hurry Back

Hosts – Refers to the people that are running the chat room, they usually have the ability to kick a person off due to rude behavior.

HTH – Hope That Helps



IAC – Chat Instant Message Slang – In Any Case 

IB – Chat Instant Message Slang – I’m Back 

IC – Chat Instant Message Slang – I See 

IDN – Chat Instant Message Slang – I Don’t kNow 

IDK – Chat Instant Message Slang – I Don’t Know 

IDTS – Chat Instant Message Slang – I Don’t Think So 

IC – Chat Instant Message Slang – I See 

ICQ – Chat Instant Message Slang – I Seek You. A computer program used to communicate instantly over the Internet. 

ILU or ILY – Chat Instant Message Slang – I Love You 

IM – Chat Instant Message Slang – Instant Message 

IMHO – Chat Instant Message Slang – In My Humble Opinion (or In My Honest Opinion) 

IMO – Chat Instant Message Slang – In My Opinion 

IOH – Chat Instant Message Slang – I’m Out of Here 

IOW – Chat Instant Message Slang – In Other Words 

IRL – Chat Instant Message Slang – In Real Life 

IYO – Chat Instant Message Slang – In Your Opinion 



JAS – Chat Instant Message Slang – Just A Second 

JIC – Chat Instant Message Slang – Just In Case 

JK – Chat Instant Message Slang – Just Kidding 

JMO – Chat Instant Message Slang – Just My Opinion 

JW – Chat Instant Message Slang – Just Wondering 



*K* – Kiss – Contributed by Wintechie 

k, K, or kk – O. K.

KIT – Keep In Touch



L8R – Chat Instant Message Slang – Later 

LMAO – Chat Instant Message Slang – Laughing My Ass Off 

LFFAO – Chat Instant Message Slang – Laughing My F***(freaking) Ass Off 

LOL – Chat Instant Message Slang – Laughing Out Loud 

LTNS – Chat Instant Message Slang – Long Time No See 

LTS – Chat Instant Message Slang – Laughing To ones Self 

LY – Chat Instant Message Slang – I Love Ya. 

LYL – Chat Instant Message Slang – Love You Lots 



Message Board – A web page where people write comments, and those comments are than added to that web-page for others to view. Used to carry on conversation, request information, and relay messages.

Mang – Chat Instant Message Slang – Slang for “good brother” or just “Man”. 



NE1 – Anyone

Newbie – refers to a person who is new to an area or technology. Also seen as nube, nooby, nubie, nb, etc.

NFW –Abreviation Slang Abbreviation Slang – No Feasible (or F***ing) Way 

NFG – No Funkin Good – Contributed by Supa Mang 

NIMBY – Abreviation Slang – Not In My Back Yard 

nm, or NM – Abreviation Slang – Never Mind 

NP, np – Abreviation Slang – No Problem 

NRN 1. – Abreviation Slang – No Response Necessary 

NT – Abreviation Slang – No Thanks 


O OBTW – Abreviation Slang – Oh, By The Way. 

OIC – Abreviation Slang – Oh, I See 

OF – Abreviation Slang – Old Fart, someone who has been around for a while. 

OJ or OK – Only Joking or Only Kidding

OL – Abreviation Slang – the Old Lady 

OM – Abreviation Slang – the Old Man 

OMG – Abreviation Slang – Oh My Gosh (although it’s usually used with the Lords name in place of “gosh”) 

OT – Abreviation Slang – Off Topic 

OTW – On The Way … I’ve sent a file to you, it’s “On the way”



P911 – My parents are in the room. P=Parents, and 911=emergency, in other words either drop the subject, or watch the language.

PCMCIA – Personal Computer Memory Cards International Association

PCMCIA – Abreviation Slang – People Can’t Master Computer Industry Acronyms (slang) 

PEBCAK – Abreviation Slang – Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard 

PITA – Abreviation Slang – Pain In The Ass 

PLZ – Abreviation Slang – Please 

POTS – Abreviation Slang – Plain Old Telephone Service 

POS – Abreviation Slang – Parents are looking Over my Shoulder. 

POTS – Abreviation Slang – Parents Over The Shoulder – (My parents are watching, I can’t really talk) 

PPL – Abreviation Slang – People 



QT – Abreviation Slang – Cutie 



ROFL – Abreviation Slang – Rolling On Floor, Laughing 

ROTF – Rolling On The Floor (laughing is implied)

ROTFLMAO – Abreviation Slang – Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off 

ROTFLMFAO – Abreviation Slang – Rolling On The Floor Laughing F(***ing) My Ass Off 

RSN – Abreviation Slang – Real Soon Now 

r/t – Abreviation Slang – Real Time (also: RT, or rt) 

RTFM – Abreviation Slang – Read The “Flippin” Manual (response to beginner question on net, chat, newsgroups, etc.) 

RU – Abreviation Slang – aRe yoU? 



SH – Abbreviation Slang – Same Here 

SMS – Abbreviation Slang – Short Message Service (more cell phones and pagers than chat rooms and the Internet) 

SN – Abbreviation Slang – Screen Name. The name or moniker selected by person in an IM or chat program. ex: My “SN” in vp was “-lone.wolf” 

SNAFU – Abbreviation Slang – Situation Normal, All “Fouled” Up 

SO – Abbreviation Slang – Significant Other 

SOL – Abbreviation Slang – Shit Out Of Luck 

SOS – Abbreviation Slang – Same Old S**t (stuff) 

SOTA – Abbreviation Slang – State Of The Art (latest technology) 

SPST – Abbreviation Slang – Same Place, Same Time 

STR8 – Abbreviation Slang – Straight (can refer to sex, or DSTR8 as in Damn Straight) 

STW – Abbreviation Slang – Search The Web 

SY – Abbreviation Slang – Sincerely Yours 

SYL – Abbreviation Slang – See You Later 


T TAFN – Abbreviation Slang – That’s All For Now 
TC – 
Abbreviation Slang – Take Care 

TFH – Abbreviation Slang – Thread From Hell (a topic or discussion that won’t stop – esp. newsgroups) 

TGIF – Abbreviation Slang – Thank Goodness It’s Friday 

THX – Abbreviation Slang – Thanks! 

TIA – Abbreviation Slang – Thanks In Advance 

TM – Abbreviation Slang – Text Message (often refers to communications with text over cell phones) 

TMI – Abbreviation Slang – Too Much Info. (information) 

TNT – Abbreviation Slang – ‘Til Next Time 

TPS – Abbreviation Slang – That’s Pretty Stupid 

TPTB – Abbreviation Slang – The Powers That Be (can sometimes refer to the people that are running the chat room or server) 

TRDMF – Abbreviation Slang – Tears Running Down My Face: Can be with either laughter, or due to saddness. 

TTFN – Abbreviation Slang – Ta-Ta For Now 

TTTT – Abbreviation Slang – These Things Take Time 

TTYL – Abbreviation Slang – Talk To You Later 

TY – Abbreviation Slang – Thank You 

TYT – Abbreviation Slang – abreviations – Take Your Time 

TYVM – Slang – Thank You Very Much



*W* – Wink – Contributed by Wintechie 

WB – Slang – Welcome Back (you say this when someone returns to a chat room)

WC – Slang – WelCome

WEG – Slang – Wicked Evil Grin

WEU – Slang – What’s Eating You?

WFM – Slang – Works For Me

WIIFM – Slang – What’s In It For Me?

WTG – Abbreviation Slang – Way To Go 

WTH – Slang – What/Who The Heck – Contributed by Wintechie 

WTF – Slang – What The F**K

WT? – Chat Room Slang – What The …? or Who the …? 

WTGP? – Chat Room Slang – Want To Go Private? (move to a private chat room) 

WWJD – Chat Room Slang – What Would Jesus Do? 



YAA – Chat Room Slang – Yet Another Acronym 

YBS – Chat Room Slang – You’ll Be Sorry 

YL – Chat Room Slang – Young Lady 

YM – Slang – Young Man

YVW – Slang – You’re Very Welcome

YW – Slang – You’re Welcome



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